The Korg microKEY is a USB/MIDI controller that features 37 velocity-sensing mini keys with a range of four octaves in either direction, up or down, using octave shift buttons. I was interested in this keyboard because I wanted a small portable setup that I could easily take with me to create music and collaborate with friends or just chill out at the coffee table to work out song ideas. The keyboard can be configured to respond to one of eight distinct velocity curves, giving it the feel and response of a much larger keyboard. After getting the microKey home I realized that there was no jack for a sustain pedal. For most piano and keyboard playing a sustain pedal is critical for performance and recording.
Read on to find out how to add a sustain pedal.